In an interview with Net-a-Porter’s magazine, the “Sin City” star spoke of her unusual methodÂ to getting her fit figure back after giving birth to daughters Honor and Haven.
“I wore a double corset day and night for three months. It was sweaty, but worth it.” Alba, 31, revealed. “It was brutal; it’s not for everyone.”
However, motherhood was worth the toll on her body, Alba added. The actress, who married actor Cash Warren almost five years ago, said that her little girls have changed her way of thinking about her work.
“My approach to acting now is different – I’m fearless because I have nothing to lose,” Alba said. “Before [children] my identity was wrapped up in every decision. Now, I don’t care. It could be a pile of s— and you could think it was the worst thing you ever saw, but I still had the best experience.”
The starÂ spoke with Net-a-Porter from her Beverly Hills mansion, discussing her being of businesswoman, mother and author.
While directors like Alba for her beauty and talent, she is a multifaceted star with many more strings to her bow, writes The Daily Mail.
In the past five years, the beauty has launched her first business, The Honest Company, selling eco-friendly products. She also managed to write a book, The Honest Life, which won third place in the New York Times bestseller’s list and she seems to be full of life and energy.
“I just finished the best movie I’ve ever done,” she said of reprising her role as Nancy Callahan in the Sin City sequel, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. “It was so opposite to what I do [at home].”
Jessica shared how her belief in marriage has been changed after a holiday she recently took with her husband.
“It was our first trip in six years that wasn’t a work trip,” she said. “I didn’t realise how important it was until we got home and I was like [excited voice], “We like each other, we really are best friends.”
The actress went on, adding: “I knew we were rooting for each other every day and we’d made these two people who are my favourite things on the planet, but having that time just us, it was cool to connect. We both chose the right person.”
The actress is currently looking for away to continue pushing forward with her acting career, and speaking to reporters earlier this month Alba explained: “When you have kids, you kind of think, I don’t need to work just to work. I want to sink my teeth into a character that makes it worth not being with my kids, or not being at the office.”
The mother of two baby girls went on, adding: “Having kids, having strong relationships with my husband, my friends, that it is my priorityâ€¦ that’s what really defines me, not a tabloid or a movie opening or a poster or an endorsement.”